The 9th Annual Cincinnati Walk for Wishes was
held Saturday morning to raise funds to grant wishes to children battling
life-threatening medical conditions.
The Make-A –Wish Foundation hopes to raise more than $75,000
through the walk to help make the wishes of Southern Ohio children come true.
More than 900 walkers, sponsors and volunteers gathered at
Sawyer Point on Saturday morning to participate in a one mile or three mile
walk. The walk was followed by a finish line celebration with food, music and fun.
Honorary Wish Child Elijah and his family helped kickoff the
Walk for Wishes. Elijah, 7, is currently
battling sickle cell disease. The Make-A-Wish Foundation had Elijah's wish
granted to visit Walt Disney World Resort and meet his favorite character,
Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year,
Make-A-Wish of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana is the largest of the 63 chapters in
the country in terms of territory, wishes granted, children waiting for their
wished to come true and potential Wish Children. The chapter fulfilled 865
wishes last year.
Currently, there are more than 140 children in southern Ohio
waiting for their wish to come true.